When Arianna Fenton Photography approached us with Hair by Emma C to create this shoot at Tredudwell, we jumped at the chance to work with them again. These two have created beautiful work together here at Tredudwell before when we were lucky enough to get the shoot published in Wed Magazine, and Wed Magazine excitingly published this one too! Wed Magazine are an important ally in the Westcountry for us, supporting local businesses so brilliantly.
The idea of working with artisans based in the South West always appeals to us. There are so many talents to support and gathering those creative talents together is an exciting entrepreneurial adventure, as well as creating the opportunity for everyone involved to freely express their art and for us to be the privileged backdrop to their creations.
Arianna and Emma are ever so friendly, and so we welcomed them back to Tredudwell with open arms. They organised the shoot and brought the suppliers together, and we asked the successful Cornish designer Tom Raffield to be involved too. You’ll see his handcrafted, stunning lamps adding a very special touch to this shoot.
It was a cold and crisp morning the day of the shoot, which we particularly loved because of the contrast between the warmth of the wood and the frozen ground underfoot, the gorgeous light from the sun shining through the glass and the comfort of the underfloor heating warming our toes. All was silent, as the sleepy country wildlife waited for the sun to shine through in order to go about their business, with the only sounds being the peals of laughter coming from Arianna and Emma – they fill Tredudwell with laughter, which we love!
The shoot took place in our purpose-built barn adjacent to the house, and we love the way the light pours in through the windows with a particular feature of the custom-built wooden beam by local artist Tom Duggan. This shoot makes us smile, as it reminds why we choose to work in this industry and the main reason is: to be part of such happy and unforgettable moments!
We particularly loved the theme of this shoot as it’s timeless and elegant which are definitely key themes of Tredudwell! We were keen to present a minimalist, contemporary, natural look with the simple decor having no time limit on being fashionable so that no one could ever say ‘oh this was so 2018!’ The idea of minimalism appeals, because there is a sense of the essential in minimalism, a means to focus on the quality of materials used and the craft of the few chosen items such as the intricate lacework of the unique dress design by Claire L Headdon Bridal Designs. This is also why this shoot appealed to us because all materials were chosen so carefully for their quality. We love working with our couples in a similar way – to help them relax, and to choose the elements that matter to them, that they enjoy, and to achieve the pleasure that comes with high quality.
We were delighted to work with these brilliant suppliers:
Photography: Arianna Fenton Photography ariannafenton.com
Lighting: Tom Raffield tomraffield.com
Gowns: Claire L Headdon Bridal Designs clairelheaddon.com – Naturally Dyed by Lancaster & Cornish lancasterandcornish.com
Hair: HairbyEmmaC hairbyemmac.net
Makeup Artist: Penny Pascoe makeupartist-cornwall.co.uk
Accessories: Blushing Flamingos facebook.com/bridalhairjewellery
Table Styling and Stationery: The Wedding Hub thewedhub.com
Cake: Claire’s Sweet Temptations clairessweettemptations.com
Flowers: Sweet Pea Floral Studio sweetpeahelston.com
Models: Bridget Rees & Sarah Ashley Whitby
If this shoot inspires you, we’d love to know in the comments and if you’re interested in having your wedding at Tredudwell, please get in touch.